What one woman with bipolar disorder wants you to know about taking medication.

I am a high-functioning person living with mental illness, but this doesn’t mean I’m totally asymptomatic.

One of the things I struggle with most is impulse control. I have horrible impulse control. When I want it, I want it now. I have such knee-jerk reactions, and I make decisions without thinking them through. I get so stuck on an idea that I just can’t put it to rest until I do something about it.

 

A lot of people I’ve talked to with bipolar seem to experience the same thing, even if they are on a good medication regimen.

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